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Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
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Fraud email example:
From: "BARRISTER JERRY MORGAN & ASSOCIATE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 17:41:55 +0000
Subject: YOUR INHERITANCE FUNDS
BARRISTER JERRY MORGAN & ASSOCIATES
Tel.:+44 704 5708111
Address:33 Bedford RowLondon WC1R 4JH,England=20
He left the sum of Thirty Million,
OneHundred Thousand Dollars(USD$30,100.000.00)
to you in the Codicil and last testament to his WILL.
I await your prompt response.=20
Yours in Service,
BARRISTER JERRY MORGAN ESQ.PRINCIPAL PARTNERS:
Barrister Aidan Walsh.Esq Markus Wolfgang, Mr.JohnMarvey Esq, Mr. Jerry Smi=